Education is the key to success and education can come from various mediums, but the most normalized route to success has always been attending college.


We are taught that we need to go to school, get a degree in some distinguished field, make a family, and create a happy life. While going to a traditional college isn’t everyone’s fate, it remains one of the most acceptable routes in life.


Over the years, vocational courses and programs have suffered due to it not being the most desirable route when it comes to receiving an education. Community colleges and job-related programs are often looked down on and seen as unimpressive. The state of California is finally doing something to change the perception people have of vocational education. $6 million will go towards rebranding and $200 million will go towards improving the vocational education overall experience. The purpose is to get more people interested in pursuing careers that stem from career and technical educational programs.


According to reports, “The United States has 30 million jobs that pay an average of $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree”.

More effort is being put towards making vocational programs popular in high schools and colleges, so that more industrial jobs can be filled.


What are your thoughts on vocational programs? Are they the key to financial freedom for the average person?